What The Hell Happened To Wrestling?
I grew up watching wrestling in the 1980s when the big names were Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Macho Man Randy Savage, Bret Hart, and the Ultimate Warrior. I continued to watch it throughout the 1990s when Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker and The Rock ruled the squared circle. After the 90s I pretty much lost interest.
What I remember were these guys had legit moves in the ring like Hulk's leg drop, Macho Man's flying elbow, Steve Austin's Stone Cold Stunner, and The Rock's Rock Bottom. Some moves were better than others of course, but at least they were moves. Which brings me to the above picture. When is sticking your finger in some guy's ass a wrestling move? Granted, I don't know the context of this picture. I don't know if it's something somewhat new or old, or from a porno, or a publicity stunt, or something else. But as a wrestling fan, or at least a former wrestling fan, I liked seeing crazy stuff in the ring, but never did I want to see rectal finger insertions. Simulated or otherwise. WTF is up with that?
I wonder who thought the finger thing was a good idea. I could only imagine the meeting before the match. Okay guys, we've got to something that will get people's attention. How about I jump off the top rope and hit the guy with a sledge hammer in the head? Nah, that's lame. Alright then. How about I throw a bunch of broken glass in the centre of the ring and I do a suplex off the top rope and me and the other guy land in the glass and get all cut up. There will be lots of blood. Fans like seeing blood. Nah, that's so amateurish. Come on guys. Let's come up with something will knock their socks off, like one of you guys sticking your finger in the other guy's ass. Ummm, I think the sledge hammer is a way better idea. Yeah, I agree. I'd rather get hit in the head with a sledge hammer. Alright then, it's agreed. A finger in the asshole it is. So who's doing what?